October in Nyack: Beautiful Colors and Spooky Fun

October in Nyack is all about dressing up. The trees are beginning to change into their fall finery, and the humans are planning for Halloween because we have THE BEST parade outside of NYC! Celebrate all things spooky and fun with a screening of the classic horror fantasy film Nosferatu on the 27th, and a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery (15th) or the abandoned tunnels at Camp Bluefield (28th & 29th). Top it all off with the Rocky Horror Picture Show after the parade on the 28th. Non-spooky entertainment this month includes beautiful voices, leaf peeping, and a walking tour or two. Our editors have put together this carefully curated (and highly subjective) list of what’s going on in Nyack this month. Visit our calendar for a full list of October events. We look forward to seeing you!


Great Women of Song with Ella, Janis, Adele and more
October 7, 2017

A tribute to the great ladies of music from Ella Fitzgerald to Janis Joplin to Adele. With Alice Leon, Singer/Songwriter; Lorena Mann, Rock Singer (Old No.7 Band); Korliss Uecker (Met Opera Singer); and Shirley Crabbe (Jazz Singer). The musicians are A tribute to the great ladies of music from Ella Fitzgerald to Janis Joplin to Adele. With Alice Leon, Singer/Songwriter; Lorena Mann, Rock Singer (Old No.7 Band); Korliss Uecker (Met Opera Singer); and Shirley Crabbe (Jazz Singer). The musicians are Scott Strunk, drums, Al Greene, bass/piano and Dan Paladino, guitar. A portion of the proceeds from this performance will support the Center for Safety and Change, Rockland County’s organization to end gender-based violence and provide shelter and support services for survivors. Presented by ArtsRock. More info…


Nyack Famous Street Fair
October 8, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm (rain or shine)
Downtown Nyack

Featuring booths bursting with arts and crafts, a great selection of retail items, collectibles, home décor and commercial vendors. The whole family will have fun shopping at this unique street fair, and the kids will be entertained in the “Kid’s Zone.” To top it off, all types of delicious festival foods will be available as well Nyack’s restaurants and outdoor cafes offering fair specials. This family fun day promises to have something for everyone! (we love pets, but please don’t bring them to the street fair — its’ the law.) Presented by ACADA of Nyack. More info…


Fall Foliage Guided Hike
October 7, 8, 9, 14

Enjoy donuts & cider atop Hook Mountain with 360-degree views of the changing leaves! Experienced trail guide leads you on a stimulating 2-mile round trip hike to the peak. Reach four amazing viewing areas! Build your hiking confidence. Meet friends. Learn hiking basics. Hear the interesting “Hook” history. Take home great photos including the Hudson, the new Tappan Zee Bridge, Rockland Lake & more. 90-minute hike including stops. Presented by Experience Nyack. More info…


South Nyack Walking Tour
October 8, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Visit the homes of Carson McCullers (author of “Member of the Wedding”), Hudson River school painter Julian O. Davidson, versatile artist Mortimer Borne, and others. See four Victorians in a row on S. Broadway and many others with their floral stained glass entries, Palladian windows, mansard roofs, pattern roof shingles, and elaborate roof-supporting brackets. We’ll meet at the SW corner of S. Broadway and Cedar Hill Ave. Presented by the Historical Society of the Nyacks. More info…


Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour
October 15, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Walk scenic Oak Hill Cemetery & celebrate the lives of many “permanent residents” of the Nyacks who made their mark on the national, state, and local stages. Actress Helen Hayes, playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, artist Edward Hopper, author Carson McCullers and some of the earliest settlers of the Nyacks are buried here. Presented by the Historical Society of the Nyacks. More info…


Carnegie Concert Series Presents The Break Lights
October 20, 2017, 7:30pm
Nyack Library

The Break Lights are a four-piece alternative rock band from New Jersey influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Wilco, Radiohead, and Spoon. Singer-songwriters Michael Saiewitz and Jake Roggenkamp harmoniously blend their unique voices and write interesting songs that range from self-reflective ballads to upbeat rock. Their guitar work reflects this complexity as Jake plays confident rhythm guitar and Michael adds thoughtful lead guitar on top. Raaj Shah lays down bold basslines and Ryan Minieri unites the instrumentation with colorful drums. Presented by the Nyack Library.  More info…



Nyack’s 30th Halloween Parade 2017
October 28, 2017, 5pm (raindate: Sunday, October 29
Downtown Nyack

The largest parade of its kind outside New York City! Over 15,000 spectators will line the streets of Main and Broadway in Nyack for this fun-filled, family-friendly event, featuring marching bands, festooned fire trucks, floats and a host of costumed revelers — with serious cash prizes, totaling over $2,000, going to the most creative among the parade’s participants. Presented by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. More info…



Abandoned Tunnels Spooky Halloween Tour
October 28 & 29, 
Camp Bluefields

The mysterious, abandoned tunnels in Camp Bluefields known for ghosts, demonic rituals and general spooky vibes. Originally part of the Bluefields Rifle Range, a training ground for the NY National Guard. Legends surrounding the tunnels include those involving satanic ritual to bodies being dumped by the mob, suicides and murder. One of the tunnels is accessed by crawling under the roots of an old tree. Fun 90-minute Hike & Exploration Experience. Bring your camera… and your imagination! Presented by Experience Nyack. More info…


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